We all have those dream purchases that we hope to make one day and for me, that regularly involves thinking about all that luxury equipment that I’d love to use in my kitchen. In the spirit of living our dreams, but with the reality that I won’t be able to fork out for this lot (grrrr), I’ve decided to put together this wee list of my dream kitchen equipment to inspire you.
I hope that at least a few of you pick some of these up and let me live my dreams through you, just like my father did when he enrolled me in football for the summer when I was 7, despite the fact that I can barely walk in a straight line and have the hand-eye coordination of a blind budgie.
KitchenAids probably top out everyone who has ever watched Bake Off’s letter to Santa, and I’m really no exception. These gorgeous tools might carry a premium price tag, but I can honestly say that they’re worth it, given their huge range of uses from baking to pasta making. Aside from being a handy tool that will see lots of use in any kitchen, KitchenAids are also more than a little pretty, with their retro aesthetic and range of colours to suit any taste. Aside from the base unit, you can also pick up a pretty big variety of attachments, including meat grinders, which would make it a one-stop shop for almost all your cooking needs.
If you can’t tell, I really want one of these.
I was very lucky to grow up in an old country cottage that had an Aga in its kitchen, and I can tell you now that it is a luxury that completely changes your relationship with kitchens and food preparation. Strap yourself in, because I’m about to go on a little bit of a romantic rant. Agas provide a warmth in your kitchen that is much more than just the physical heat – they contribute to a cosy atmosphere that invokes feelings of safety, comfort and nostalgia.
Now, this is all probably because I associate them with my childhood, but even without that association, Agas do bring a level of physicality to your cooking experience. The process of lifting the heavier doors off their latches to put your food inside or lifting the covers off the heating plates on top makes your cooking much more personal than just whipping your food into a fan oven or sparking up a gas hob.
Come back in a little bit to see more of my pricks for my dream kitchen equipment.